MLB 2022 Season: Just enough for the Angels to lose by one

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Timby, Apr 6, 2022.

  1. Skywalker

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    The problem is that Manfred wants to boost scoring while also speeding up the game. Which are kind of contradictory notions, since the more runs are scored, the longer games go on.
     
  2. Worf factor9

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    Chicks dig the long ball. ;)
     
  3. Aragorn

    Aragorn Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Home run trot clock. Problem solved.
     
  4. The Nth Doctor

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    Now that's a ridiculous rule I can get behind!
     
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  5. Timby

    Timby HAVE YOU HEARD THE WORDS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR Administrator

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    I will continue beating on the drum that the pitch clock is a dumbass solution desperately in search of a problem.

    Want to speed up the game? Order the umpires to actually enforce Rule 6.02(d)(1), which says a batter must keep one foot in the box at all times, otherwise they'll be charged a strike, instead of allowing batters to step out of the box, re-fasten their gloves, adjust their helmet, check their grip, tap dirt off their cleats and scratch their nuts after every single pitch. Boom, you've shaved 30 minutes off the time of a game.
     
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  6. Aragorn

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    Edwin Jackson, who hasn't pitched since 2019, announced his retirement on Friday, his 39th birthday and the 19th anniversary of his MLB debut. He pitched for a record 14 teams in 17 seasons.
     
  7. Aragorn

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    Tony LaRussa cleared to travel, but not coach.
     
  8. Ar-Pharazon

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    White Schlox are 8-2 in their last 10, so maybe the best thing for them.
     
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  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    6 pitches into the Mets/Marlins game and Angel Hernandez blows a call. This has gotta be some kind of record, even for Angel.
     
  10. Aragorn

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    Mike Trout has homered in seven consecutive games. One more and he ties Dale Long, Don Mattingly and Ken Griffey Jr.
     
  11. Ar-Pharazon

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    Meanwhile the Angels are 3-4 in those game. Same old Angels.
     
  12. Aragorn

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  13. Ar-Pharazon

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  14. 1001001

    1001001 Do You Really Wanna Taste It? Moderator

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    A new owner can’t come fast enough.

    Also, can Ohtani pitch every day?

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  15. Aragorn

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    Mike Trout's home run streak ends at 7.
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Judge is up to #57...
     
  17. Aragorn

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    Minnesota rookie Joe Ryan has a no-hitter through seven, gets pulled. Bullpen loses no-hitter and shutout in the ninth.
     
  18. Timby

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    The Cubs bunted Jacob deGrom to death tonight.
     
  19. Ar-Pharazon

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    One of which cost Rafael Ortega the rest of the season with a broken finger. Still, only two successful bunts in the condensed video.
     
  20. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles EAT FARTS Moderator

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    That sucks. I remember a Pirates game last season where a rookie pitcher named Max Kranick threw five perfect innings in his very first start. There was a rain delay, so they replaced him when the game resumed, and the bullpen gave up two runs. :(